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Deidre DeAscanis, AIA

Associate Partner


Deidre received her Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State University in the spring of 2001.  Shortly after, she moved to the Philadelphia area working for a small firm outside of the city where she gained valuable exposure to various design projects. While at JKRP Architects, Deidre has been involved in a variety of award winning projects and has extensive experience in the design of residential, commercial, and adaptive reuse projects. She has been instrumental in many of the firm’s most notable projects including ICON|1616, Nugent Senior Apartments, the former Naval Home, and the Avenue of the Arts.

If you could only eat one breakfast food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Croissant with nutella.

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Backpacking around Europe while studying abroad in college.

Celebrity heartthrob?

Johnny Depp.

Favorite building in Philadelphia?

PSFS Building.

Favorite building of all time?


Favorite type of footwear?

Flip flops.

What’s your dream vacation place you have never been?

California Coast (Carmel) or Hawaii – any place with a beach.

Favorite word or phrase?

“It is what it is; less is more.”